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Medical Device Vendors: What Execs Need to Ask

Healthcare providers need to step up measures to protect health data as medical devices remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to tech... Read more

eClinicalWorks' Breach - Tip of the Iceberg?

EHR vendor eClinicalWorks recently paid $155 million to settle allegations it falsely certified its EHR software, and legal experts say the... Read more

Study: EHRs Full of Copy-and-Paste Records

A key benefit from using electronic health records is that it improves care coordination, given that information can be shared easily between... Read more

Precision Medicine - Key Challenges

Evolving technology is seen paving the way for wider use of precision medicine in patient care. Further, more cost-effective gene sequencing... Read more

Timely Reporting of Health Data Breaches

Healthcare organisations in the U.S. are responding to federal enforcement by reporting data breaches within 60 days of discovery, according... Read more

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In this space I will explore monthly topics, from concepts to technologies, related to the necessary steps to build Digital Healthcare Systems. For this month, I have invited Mr Giorgio Cangioli to co-author a brief article on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), as hospitals and their interconnections are a critical asset and next... Read more

It’s time to address the Amazon in the room Anyone who has been to the future can predict what Amazon will do next. However, to the skilled observer, all the pieces are laid out—the elements are on the table. It will simply be a connect-the-dots moment to realise the big bang that we are about to experience. For the last 25 years,... Read more

In this space I explore monthly topics, from concepts to technologies, related to the necessary steps to build Digital Healthcare Systems. For the month of April 2021, I have invited João Santinha to co-author a brief article on ‘AI, Medical Liability, in a "Moving" Image’. We dive into the December 2020 topic and focus on the medical liability... Read more

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Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability?   Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more

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Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’s Source & Image Credit:  DT Research Read more

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Patient responsibility for following up on test results

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Hospital Readmissions and Machine Learning

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Moving from “Learning by Doing” to Simulation

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 Jutta Odarjuk

B·R·A·H·M·S PCT: A Valuable Tool for Bacterial Coinfection Risk Assessment

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Cyber infection control: Time to take it seriously

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